everybody thinks the next iPhone's going to be a huge step. half true, half false. next year Apple expands the iPhone line, deeply separates iPhones following the target audiences, and releases a complete new quaternary series to celebrate the 10th anniversary: entry-level, main users (two sizes), and business users. There must be some well communicable improvements for every iPhone, but the question is still with us: what is the game-changer feature of the decade? entry-level iPhone: stays fancy but not the smartest one: similar construction, improved features (camera, processor, connections), new functions rarely. iPhone: Retina 2K, 4.7" 2048*1152, 500ppi, with Home button iPhone Plus: Retina 2K, 5.5" 2400*1350, 500ppi, with Home button a new individual category (-> HP Elite X3) for comprehensive business use, first year in a few country: iPhone Pro: Retina 4K, 5.8" OLED HDR 4096*2160 800ppi, 1000 nit - new ergonomic design with no Home button - Touch ID built into the screen - new color options - 78% screen-to-body ratio (1.5x iPhone original) - 1 inch/oz. screen-to-weight ratio - 0.3-inch / 7.5 mm thick -> bigger battery + no camera bump Some extra (and some exclusive) features comming annually in the first three models: - sub-10nm technology (CPU, GPU, SSD, RAM) - interoperable cores in a DynamIQ SoC - TFLOPS level GPU - 1 TB Intel 3D XPoint Optane (GB/s) drive - Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 compatibility - 4-8 GB 3D-stacked RAM (Tb/s) - Bluetooth 5 includes wireless high-resolution audio (2018) - 5G (up to 10Gbps) - smart connector - glowing Apple logo (notifications) - IP68 - no SIM card (multi eSIM/Apple SIM) - split view - AirPlay Pro for desktop use - 802.11ad and 802.11ax + 4x4 MU-MIMO (up to 10Gbps) - fast (<1 hour) & long-range wireless charging - new battery technology: 2 days heavy use, charge(r)less weekend - 12 hours SoT - time-of-flight sensor (ToF) - heat pipe cooling system - stereo sound recording - four speakers - EVS (Ultra HD Voice) - 16MP (5120x3200) dual camera (VR 3D), 1/1.6 sensor, 1.6 µm pixel size, f/1.6 - 5K HDR video recording 5120x2880 - ISP with 1 trillion operation per photo in 0.01s - dual pixel AF - 2K slo-mo 1000 fps - AR camera system (depth sensor, motion sensor, gesture sensor, Intel Real Sense 3D) - laser focus (front and rear) - 5x optical zoom - color spectrum sensor - dual 6-axis OIS - 4K selfie video, dual camera, OIS - 360° sphere 3D VR-panorama photo - 2nd gen. (iPhone X - 2020) with 6.4-inch microLED Retina 5K 5760x2880 (2:1) 1000ppi, 82% screen-to-body ratio (1.25x iPhone 7) - foldable 4K OLED laptop dock with full size keyboard and Pencil capabilities, <1 lbs from 999 € in 2018 the Home button and SIM cards leave the iPhones forever and the new design and OLED screen both arrive to all iPhone already (except the entry-level one). 2019 will be the year of the optimized coherent synergies, and in 2020 everybody will be shocked by the new iPhone X, the first AnTuTu-millionaire smartphone with 1000x CPU performance of original iPhone, includes all of these features above.